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Definitions

Terms within Quality: 

“Critical Omission or Commission”

The performance of a Controlled Act or other advanced medical procedure listed in the ALS PCS that a Paramedic is not authorized to perform; or an action or lack of action, including the performance of a Controlled Act or other advanced medical procedure listed in the ALS PCS, by the Paramedic that has negatively affected or has the potential to negatively affect patient morbidity or mortality, with a potentially life, limb or function threatening outcome;

 

“Deactivation”

The temporary revocation, by the Medical Director, of a Paramedic’s Certification;

 

“Decertification”

The revocation, by the Medical Director, of a Paramedic’s Certification;

 

“Major Omission or Commission”

An action or lack of action, including the performance of a Controlled Act or other advanced medical procedure listed in the ALS PCS, by the Paramedic that has negatively affected or has the potential to negatively affect patient morbidity without a potentially life, limb or function threatening outcome;

 

“Medical Director”

A physician designated by a RBH as the Medical Director of the RBHP;

 

“Minor Omission or Commission”

An action or lack of action, including the performance of a Controlled Act or other advanced medical procedure listed in the ALS PCS, by the Paramedic that may have negatively affected patient care in a way that would delay care to the patient or lengthen the patient’s recovery period, but has not negatively affected patient morbidity;

 

“Patient Care Concern”

A Critical Omission or Commission, Major Omission or Commission, or Minor Omission or Commission;

 

“Reactivation”

The reinstatement of a Paramedic’s Certification after a period of Deactivation;

 

“Remediation”

A customized plan by the RBHP to address a Patient Care Concern or to address any concerns identified during Certification, including a failure to meet a requirement for the maintenance of Certification;

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